Michaelmas, Yom Kippur, plant garlic

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 29, 2017

michaelmas daisies

Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks arise
Around; up above, what wind-walks! what lovely behaviour
Of silk-sack clouds! has wilder, wilful-wavier
Meal-drift moulded ever and melted across skies
–Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)


Friday, September 29, 2017
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What's Happening in October?

The Month of October 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
In October 2019, autumn will come into full swing. Let’s get in the mood! Learn why it’s called October, what’s happening this month, October gardening tasks, the fall baking season, the full Hunter’s Moon, folklore, and more!


It’s never too late to be prepared!

Being prepared for hurricanes and other weather-related events has never been more important. Our friends at Cummins offer tips to safeguard your home and a free downloadable disaster prep guide that we think you will find very beneficial. Get tips and download the complete guide to severe weather preparedness.

Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Halloween has ancient origins. For the Celts, it was a cross-quarter day called Samhain (“summer’s end”) which fell between the fall equinox and winter solstice. Learn about the quarter days and cross-quarter days and how they’ve influenced our modern calendar.
Pumpkin Melody Fabric Hostess Napkin, Set of 4

To create some drama at the dinner table (the good kind), set out our attention-getting new cotton napkins.
Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 2019
When is Yom Kippur 2019? Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur, as well as the traditions related to this holiday. 
Pumpkin Melody 60-inch Table Runner

Welcome family and friends to your home with the glorious colors and abundant beauty of autumn. 
Weather Update

The Cooling Effect of the Sun
As Earth continues to warm, lower solar radiation may ease the heat’s impact—temporarily. Let’s take a look at some emerging weather patterns.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
Garlic Planting Time

Planting Garlic
Few flavors rival garlic’s. It’s pungent, exotic, powerful, and scrumptious. Garlic has also been thought to ward off of vampires and used as a cure-all for what ails you. Historically, many serfs were forced to grow it, as the king demanded it for taxes. Garlic has been a mainstay of most households for a long, long time.
Autumnal Tree Wall Art

This brilliant and highly reflective 16-inch metal art piece was laser-cut from rugged steel and then powder-coated for rust resistance and durability. Handcrafted with a 7-step metallic color infusion process and features a unique swirl pattern that creates an additional layer of dimension and interest.